Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters
  • Author : Colin Whiteman
  • Release Date : 23 October 2014
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Genre : Science
  • Pages : 762
  • ISBN 13 : 0123948495

Download or read book entitled Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters written by Colin Whiteman and published by Academic Press online. This book was released on 23 October 2014 with total pages 762. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides you with the latest scientific developments in glacier surges and melting, ice shelf collapses, paleo-climate reconstruction, sea level rise, climate change implications, causality, impacts, preparedness, and mitigation. It takes a geo-scientific approach to the topic while also covering current thinking about directly related social scientific issues that can adversely affect ecosystems and global economies. Puts the contributions from expert oceanographers, geologists, geophysicists, environmental scientists, and climatologists selected by a world-renowned editorial board in your hands Presents the latest research on causality, glacial surges, ice-shelf collapses, sea level rise, climate change implications, and more Numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations and photographs of hazardous processes will be included Features new insights into the implications of climate change on increased melting, collapsing, flooding, methane emissions, and sea level rise